Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators

General Information

Description

Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers. Observe casino or casino hotel operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. May use one-way mirrors above the casino floor, cashier's cage, and from desk. Use of audio/video equipment is also common to observe operation of the business. Usually required to provide verbal and written reports of all violations and suspicious behavior to supervisor.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit80.39%
  2. State and local government8.48%
  3. Private, not for profit5.05%
  4. Federal government4.67%
  5. Self-employed1.30%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Gambling Industries
  • Traveler Accommodation
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)

Job Outlook

Overall employment of security guards and gaming surveillance officers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of security guards is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Security guards will continue to be needed to protect both people and property because of concerns about crime and vandalism. Employment of gaming surveillance officers and investigators is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Although states continue to legalize gambling and casinos continue to grow in number, advances in video surveillance and anti-cheating technology may limit the employment of gaming surveillance officers and investigators.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$37,060

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$48,740
$19,340
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 47%
  • Post-secondary certificate 23%
  • Bachelor's degree 15%
  • Some college 8%
  • Post baccalaureate 2%
  • Associate's degree 1%
  • Less than high school 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Public Safety and Security
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Law and Government
  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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